I has booked a heritage stay svatma, it was on the list for long time. They greeted me with tilak and a fresh floral bracelet. The property is amazing, being in residential area its peaceful and the food it the best in town. Its only a km from the Big temple, they get you auto to go around the town.
I miss the post dinner sea side stroll, here I had swimming pool to soak my legs and relax. It was pretty hot and I was tired badly. Tomorrow I plan to visit Brihadeshwar early in the day and then work for the rest of the day.
Accomodation: Svatma, there are budget hotel near the temple complex
Food: I ate my hotel, not much options are available outside
What to buy: Brass idols, dancing dolls, tanjore paintings, chettinad masalas, millet laddoos